Photographing Fireworks

Photographing fireworks

Photographing fireworks can be a great experience if you’re using the right tools and methods to photograph them. You don’t want to be going into photographing fireworks thinking you can hand hold your camera and get amazing shots because that is never the case. Being prepared is the first step in photographing fireworks. Here are some additional tips to get you started in the right direction when it comes to photographing fireworks.

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5 Tips For Better Landscape Photos

nature photographer

Ever see some amazing landscape photos and wonder how the photographer captured it? Did you ever think what were their secrets? I may not know every secret every photographer has to achieve amazing photos but I do have 5 tips for better landscape photos that will help you out right away. These 5 tips are very straight forward and they should help you with your landscape photography.

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Before and After Photos Using Nik Software

Nik Software

I won’t lie I’m a big fan of using Nik Software when it comes to my digital workflow. I’m pretty much using Nik Software filters on every photo I enhance. I know there are Lightroom presets or Adobe Photoshop actions that get the photo to have a certain generic look, but when it comes down to having complete control of every aspect of the photo, I don’t use actions or presets. I go straight for the jugular and edit with Nik Software.

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Using Nik Software Filters


With rain ruining a lot of my photo shoots lately, I thought I would write a blog post about how I go about using Nik Software Filters. Like Photoshop actions or Lightroom presests, Nik Software has a suite of tools that help a photographer enhance their images. I do use some actions or presets but a lot what I use in my photographs to clean up or enhance are with Nik Software Filters.

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My Digital Workflow

digital workflow

I’ve received a couple of questions about my digital workflow as to it pertains to me touching up images; so I thought I show you how I go about touching up or editing my photos. I use Adobe Lightroom 3.0 as my main image editor. I also use plugins with Lightroom specifically the Nik Software Suite. After I achieve the look I desire for the image I then bring the photo over into Adobe Photoshop where I add some last minute touches and use the Kubota Image Tools actions to put the finishing touches on my image. I also use BlogStomp to give my images that white border I use for all the images on my blog.

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